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    A First Look At Lola Bunny In “Space Jam: A New Legacy” Is Here, And We Need To Talk About It

    "Everyone knows this is Lola's team."

    Space Jam: A New Legacy is a few weeks away, and the internet has already had some opinions about Lola Bunny.

    The new Lola Bunny spins a basketball on her finger in the official "Space Jam: A New Legacy" character poster
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    In the 1996 original flick Space Jam, Lola Bunny was beloved for her sass, but also for her...assets.

    On set of the 1996 "Space Jam" film, Wile E Coyote, Daffy Duck, Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, the Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Tazmanian Devil, Yosemite Sam, Porky Pig, and Pepe Le Pew put their hands together in cheer
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    Her character design was hypersexualized, let's be honest here.

    In the 1996 "Space Jam" film, Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny flirt while on a basketball court
    Warner Bros. / Via Everett Collection

    But in 2021's Space Jam: A New Legacy reboot, Lola Bunny's body looks a lot different. Her curves have been removed.

    Space Jam / Warner Bros. / Via giphy.com

    People are conflicted.

    I don’t care that Lola Bunny is dressed less sexy in Space Jam 2 but I am unbelievably exhausted by the idea that the way you communicate that a female character is to be taken seriously is by removing her boobs

    @LuxAlptraum / Via Twitter: @LuxAlptraum

    And I totally get how everyone is feeling.

    Space Jam / Warner Bros. / Via giphy.com

    But...come on! Zendaya is going to be the voice of the new Lola Bunny, so we should only expect great things.

    In fact, ESPN just dropped a six-minute teaser for the film, where the world finally gets their first look at Zendaya's Lola Bunny.

    The 2021 version of Lola Bunny conducts an interview while sitting on an armchair, legs crossed
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    And guess what? She's as no-nonsense as ever.

    The 2021 Lola Bunny sits on a armchair in a chic room, her arms extended for effect
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    A real icon.

    You can watch the video below.

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    ESPN / Warner Bros. / Via youtube.com

    Thanks for updating a cherished character, Z!

    Zendaya arrives and poses on the black carpet for the 2021 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, California
    Randy Shropshire / Via Getty Images for ESSENCE

    Space Jam: A New Legacy hits theaters and HBO Max on July 16, 2021.

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